Requests, LG Manoj Sinha to take up issue of arranging Entrance exam centre in Valley.
J&K Students Association here on today wrote to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, urged him to establish exam centre of Jamia Milia Islamia University Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University U.P and Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad for Kashmiri students in Srinagar for the entrance exam to be conducted from Next Week.
In a Statement Spokesperson of Association, Nasir Khuehami said that Hundrends of Students from Kashmir Valley who are appearing in Entrance Examination for 2020-2021 in Jamia Milia University, Aligarh Muslim University, MANUU Hyderabad. The problem is that students from Kashmir have their centres in Aligarh, Hyderabad, Delhi. The present Circumstances of Covid-19 could prove fatal for the aspirants. The students said they it is not possible for them to afford air tickets to travel to other states and appear in exams. Most of the students from them are hailing from Marganilised Communities..
He said that, Amid the Pandemic as people are avoiding travelling especially inter-state fearing contagion, the students demand examination Centre in the Kashmir Valley. Parents said that there wards are being compelled to travel for appearing in an upcoming examination. As the exams will be Conducted from Next Week, Many students fear contagion in travel and are giving second thoughts to travelling.
He said that, these Universities have not announced exam centre at Srinagar for the Kashmiri students yet as like as JNU and Delhi University. Despite the pandemic, no centre have been allotted to Kashmir by these Universities leaving the students high and dry. The students and their parents are concerned to travel to Delhi and other places outside keeping the spread of COVID-19 in mind. The students and their parents have requested the authorities to set up an examination centre in Valley as it will resolve all the problems. Parents said that, the examination centres are outside Kashmir. It’s not feasible to take risk due to the ongoing pandemic, he said.
Khuehami said that, it will be very inconvenient for the Kashmiri Students to travel all the way and spend money on accommodation in other states if their examination centres are not arranged locally. This is a grave situation especially for the students belonging to the average income group who can’t afford the travel and accommodation expenses, he said.
Many other Students complained that they have made preparation for prestigious NET exams for past more than six months and can’t afford to lose the opportunity to sit in the exams. The students said their exam is scheduled from Next week which clash with the NET exam scheduled on same date. Students left in high and dry over there clash of Entrance exams with NET exams, he added Further.
He Requested Lieutenant Governor Manoj Singa to urgently look into the matter and kindly establish alternative exam centre for Kashmiri students in Srinagar for the entrance exam, otherwise large number of the students may miss the examination if the centre is not set up in Valley. We are Requesting Lieutenant Governor Manoj Singa to take initiatives with the respective stake-holders in these University Administrations’ to establish its centres in Srinagar. He hoped that J&K Lieutenant Governor will take up this issue at the appropriate level.